Monday, July 27, 2009

Exercise - Take or give energy?

Very often I hear people say "I'm just too tired to exercise" or I will start a training session with a client and I will ask them how they feel. "I am really tired". My response is always the same. "I will make you a promise- notice how you are feeling now. OK you got it? Now lets get started!'

I do take that into consideration and will start a little slower. We will build on that, I will converse throughout the session and at the end of the workout, I once again ask them how their energy level is. Inevitably, they always feel better than when they started.

I believe energy is a lot like Love, the more you give the more you get. Fitness always increases energy. A stronger muscle does not fatigue as easily, recovers much faster and relaxes better. When the muscles get stronger, so do the ligaments, tendons, joints, bones, vascular and immune system. Your entire body benefits from fitness.

Combine fitness with adequate hydration, good nutrition, proper rest, meditation and you will be the person you always knew you could be.

1 comment:

  1. This is soooo true! The more I exercise on a regular basis, the more energy I have. Sometimes my friends and I have to push ourselves to go to the gym, or go for a bike ride, but afterwards we feel MUCH better.